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    Now what?

    A very good friend of mine has just bequeathed me his entire darkroom equipment and all of the sundry things that go with it. He isn't dead but he has become so incapacitated from illness that he has had to move to NC to live with family. Please add him and his wife to your prayers.

    The equipment that I received includes a 7" sink, an Omega D5500 with a Dicroic II head and a spare, a Jobo CPP-2 with tubes up to 30x36 sheets, a roll sheet easle, two Beseler print machines and so much film and paper that I don't think that I could shoot it all. I even found a bunch of Kodachrome.

    He had so much equipment that I had to rent a storage shed to put it all away until I can get my darkroom set up. Now I have to figure out how I am going to set all of this up in my 12x16 shed.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
    And sleep to dream till day
    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    Oh boy I wish I was that lucky!

    Jeff

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    i mean this, i feel your pain.

    you might think about how often you will be using a besler print machine and start there.

    will the sink fit, as they are very nice to have.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Ann, I think that I will use the print machines more than I would use the roll paper print easel. The roll paper print easel looks like a giant 110 film cartridge and would take up a large amount of counter space. The print machines (I don't remember the model numbers off hand) will do up to 16x20 sheets.

    Jeff, sometimes being "that lucky" can be more trouble that it is worth.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    Thats pretty cool that he gave all of that to you. I hope your friend can feel better.

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    Hi Joel,

    I'm sorry that you had to acquire his equipment, due to such circumstances.
    If you can put it to use, I'm sure that will definitely help him to feel good !

    Positive Thoughts !


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    sir,
    If you have way to much paper & film to ever use I would be inetrested in buying or trading for the excess. I am in st. louis mo. thanks,paul

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    PM sent. Forgot to mention, dont forget to wire in at least two seperate circuits. That way your enlarger wont dim if something else kicks on.
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    yeah, the roller paper machine is a beast, maybe it could roll out pasta
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    Working with a roll paper easel is really wonderful if you are printing colour.

    I would be reluctant to part with one if I had one, especially considering that it is becoming more difficult to find colour paper in cut sheet sizes.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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